We do not do traditional "idle-desting" on this MUSH, i.e., we don't automatically eliminate characters who haven't logged on for a certain amount of time. However, in order to keep database sprawl under control, we do have policies about cleaning up the stuff of people who are more than a certain amount of time idle.
Recycling of Totally Unused Characters
If you have not logged in for at least a year, and you have not registered for the RPG, and you are not the alt of a character who is RPG-registered, we will simply recycle you. That means that if you ever want to come back, you will have to request a new character. It's possible your old name will have been taken in the meantime, since recycling makes the name available again.
Cleanup of Inactive Characters
If you have not logged in within the last year, you are not a builder character, and we don't expect you to be back, you are subject to cleanup. Your mailbox, held tokens (not authored), and property are subject to destruction whenever database cleanup sweeps roll around. We also remove @alias attributes from inactive characters, making those names available to other people.
If you are using building done by an inactive character, please notify the staff that you'd like to take it over, and ask that it be passed to a builder character.
Cleanup of Retired Characters
Retired characters should be truly retired. The mailboxes, held tokens (not authored), and property of retired characters are subject to destruction whenever database cleanup sweeps roll around. When you retire, please make sure that any building you own that you want kept around gets passed off to a builder character. We also remove @alias attributes from retired characters.